Governance Board

The CGLA Governance Board provides oversight of CGLA operations and guides implementation of the charter accountability plan. Comprised of educational, business and community leaders, members of the Governance Board bring a broad range of expertise and experience to the tasks of oversight and support for the school’s academic and operational goals.

2014-15 Meeting Schedule and Agendas

The CGLA Board meets bimonthly on the third Wednesday of the month. All meetings are at 8:15am at CGLA – 1802 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404 – unless noted below or notified otherwise.

 Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - Agenda  Wednesday, July 16, 2014*           - Agenda
 Wednesday, March 19, 2014    - Agenda  Wednesday, September 17, 2014  - Agenda
 Wednesday, May 21, 2014      - Agenda  Wednesday, November 19, 2014   – Agenda
 Wednesday, July 16, 2014*     - Agenda  Wednesday, January 21, 2015      - Agenda

*Meeting rescheduled to July 10, 2014

Click here for an archive of prior meeting agendas

2014-2015 CGLA Governance Board Members

Sue Anne Wells, Chair       Virginia Anne Sharber, Vice-Chair       Edna Varner, Secretary       Pat Farnsley, Treasurer

Lulu Copeland Dr. Martina S. Harris Stacy G. Lightfoot Gladys Pineda-Loher
Bob Deacy Thomas Hayes Phyllis Mescon Angelika Riano
Lakweshia Ewing Elizabeth Jessen Linda Mosley Uneva Shaw
Annie Hall Dallas W. Joseph Erskine Oglesby
GeGe Harris Grant Law Rickie Pierce


Board members may be contacted through the YWLAF office at 423-468-4105 or by email in care of Bess Steverson at


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P.O. Box 3837
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